Re: Roxy Blue...FINALLY!
Posted by: Silent Laughter ()
Date: December 20, 2012 07:23AM

My tastes have pretty much moved on from bands like this, but I'll admit I was a fan back in the day. Saw the video for "Rob the Cradle" on MTV and figured they were worth taking a chance on, since even though I was just starting high school then and all my peers were moving on to grunge, I was still pretty loyal to that music style (to my social detriment, but whatever, you have to stand for something lol). Everyone was saying they were a Van Halen rip off, from the singer's antics to the album title to even the single title, but I didn't care, I liked their songs and the guitar player. Also that they had some kind of link to Jani Lane.

So yeah, certainly not the most original band at the time, but much better IMO than most of what you'd hear on a typical Perris Records compilation. Its all about the songs for me and they had them. Anyone ever check out their peers Wildside? I almost bought their record back then (a record store gave me a 2 song sampler cassette by them when I bought "The Wild Life" by Slaughter), but never did. I think that day at the store, it came down to Roxy or Wildside competing for my paper route money and I chose Roxy :-)

What's funny is that, I guess because like I said, I was still young and innocent myself back then, I had no idea what "Rob the Cradle" was about or why it could be so controversial lol Just figured it was a fun, party song about a guy that liked a girl. Now I'm like "ahhhh...I get it." Older and wiser. Hard to imagine a song like that coming out today, huh? ;-)

Oh, and there's a hilarious parody of "Rob the Cradle" done by Liberty N' Justice on one of their albums. Sung by Dale Thompson (Bride). "Cain to Abel". When I first heard it, I was like "omg...this is JUST like Rob the Cradle by Roxy Blue...most obscure hair metal parody ever and I got it, go me" lol I also got the LN'J song that references Vic Rivera and his songs, but apparently I was the only one...I guess I'm more of a "lyrics guy" than most here? Even if it took me awhile to grasp "Rob the Cradle" ;-)

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